Steamroller Printing in Mazatlán

October 26, 2012

It was a very lucky day for Mazatlán when Glen Rogers decided to make her home here.  That was about ten years ago.  She has been an energetic, driving force in this community who has helped make Mazatlán the art destination it is today.  She created the First Friday Art Walk and has a wonderful gallery, Luna Arte Contemporaneo.  She is a talented painter, monoprint artist, teacher and sculptor and she is always having interesting ideas that bring together artists and spark ideas.

Steamroller Press Mazatlan

Steamroller Press Mazatlan

This weekend on the short block just a half block from her gallery they are printing wood cut prints in the street. Called Steamroller Printing, twenty artists created large wood blocks with their own Day of the Dead inspired artworks. They printed all day today (Friday) and will be printing Saturday and Sunday from 9 – 4pm on Calle Aurora between Ninos Heroes and Belisario Dominguez.



Steamroller Press Mazatlan

The wood pieces are inked up, laid on the ground and covered with material or paper and then run over with the steamroller.  The ones printed on material will be stapled to wood frames and carried in the callejoneada on the Day of the Dead.  The paper ones will be part of the Luna art opening next Wednesday, October 31 from 6-8 pm.  Don’t miss it!

Below is a short video of the printing of Arturo’s woodcut.

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I'm Nancy, a US expat living in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco after 11 years in Mazatlán, México.

    1. Where does one get a cute little steamroller for the weekend? Ironing my own shirts gets time-consuming…maybe I could just lay them all out on the street, and…voila!…one-pass pressing. Sorry, that’s just the way my mind works (or not).

    1. That’s a pretty neat bunch of artwork, by the way…and darned creative method.

    1. Nancy,
      That in an inovative use of a steam roller! I have no doubt that every detail was transfered to the print. Fun in the sun as usual.

    1. Although I missed the event 🙁 I definitely agree that Glen Rogers is an asset to Mazatlan. I had the pleasure of meeting her earlier this year. Glad to see she continues to help the impressive art community of Mazatlan forwarded.

      stay adventurous, Craig

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